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Workers at Plant that Received $150m Stimulus Cash Play Cards, Board Games; Plant Hasn’t Produced a Single Battery

Add it to the annals of stimulus waste.  A local Michigan television station reports that workers at LG Chem, a lithium-ion battery plant that received over $150 million stimulus dollars, have so little to do that they spend their days playing cards and board games, reading magazines and watching movies.  And they have yet to make a single battery.

An LG Chem employee told the station, “there would be up to 40 of us that would just sit in there during the day.”  That’s funny, because President Obama told those same workers back in June 2010, “You are leading the way in showing how manufacturing jobs are coming right back here to the United States of America.”  Right along with Solyndra, apparently.

Video of the report is below.

And here you’ll find the President’s prognostications for the plant captured on film. 


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